Jumbos to face final challenge at NCAA Championships

The Tufts Women’s track team came in with one goal this year — to learn how to be a successful team together after graduating several key runners. “I think that wanting to prove we could be as good a team as before without relying on the ‘heavy-hitters’ was a huge motivation for our team,” graduating senior […]

Several Jumbos set PRs in last regular-season meet

Tufts competed this weekend at the Trinity College Invitational, the team’s last regular-season meet before the start of NESCACs.  The team was smaller than usual last weekend because many of the players took time off to rest. “The girls who did compete were able to hit some solid marks, and even got some [personal records],” junior Jennifer […]

Jumbos claim first at Sunshine Classic

The Jumbos took home the win at the second annual Sunshine Classic on Saturday, compiling a slew of first-place finishes over the course of the day. The Classic lived up to its name, as the weather was breezy and beautiful, a perfect day for running. “The team performed really well this weekend,” junior Jennifer Sherwill said. […]

Jumbos set several season bests in third-place finish at weekend quad-meet

Tufts competed in a quad-meet at windy Bates this past weekend and finished third overall with 154 team points.  They were 57 points ahead of last-place Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and 40 points short of second-place Bates. MIT claimed first at the meet with 235 team points. “Our team performed well this weekend, given the […]

Jumbos to send Bowman, DeBari to nationals

Junior Annalisa DeBari punched her ticket to the NCAA Div. III Indoor Championships over the weekend as she ran a personal record of 8.85 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tufts Final Qualifying meet. The time improvement of 0.21 seconds was enough to boost her from No. 36 in the nation heading into the meet to No. […]

Jumbos to host last-chance meet ahead of Nationals

Tufts sent a small group of runners to the All-New England Championship this past weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. This meet featured competitors from Div. I, Div. II and Div. III schools, making it one of the more competitive meets of the season for the Jumbos. On Saturday, Tufts scored in two events, […]

Tufts places third at New England Div. III Championships

Over the long weekend, Tufts tied with other NESCAC rivals Middlebury and Bates for a third place finish at the New England Div. III Indoor Championships with 62 points each. The trio finished behind Williams with 140 points and MIT, who won at its home track with 149 points. Tufts’ third-place finish is its best at the meet […]

Jumbos take advantage of last chance before first postseason meet

Tufts sent runners and field competitors to two separate meets over the weekend where the athletes looked to make personal records (PRs) and make good on their last chance to qualify for the New England Div. III Championships. Highlighting the weekend, the Jumbos competed in the DMR (distance medley relay) at the BU David Hemery Invitational […]

Third home meet of the year yields several season bests

The Jumbos continue to show steady improvement each week as they posted six new season bests at the annual Cupid Challenge hosted at Tufts’ Gantcher Center over the weekend. This was the third meet for the Jumbos at home of the four indoor meets this season. Senior quad-captain Sam Cox explained that the shape of the tracks […]

Women’s track adds more nationally-ranked times in early season action

Returning to campus after a short winter break, Tufts has already turned in a pair of strong performances in 2017.  The team won seven events at the non-scoring Tufts Invitational on Jan. 14, where several first-years made impressive debuts, and then took third out of five at the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday. Junior Brittany Bowman added a […]